Our foster program is one of our most important means of saving the lives of endangered dogs. When we receive animals for rescue, our first thought is to place it into a loving foster home until a permanent home can be found. If a foster home is not available, we have to place the animal into a kennel. While a kennel does provide a safe place for the animal to stay until he or she can be placed, it doesn't provide the love and companionship of a foster home -- and the financial burden of housing an animal in a kennel is significant.
Eleventh Hour Rescue has established a network of foster families that provides a wonderful service to the animals that are lucky enough to be placed with them. These families constantly tell us how having the love and companionship of a foster dog improves their lives. Please consider joining our team by offering your home as a temporary safe haven for an unfortunate animal that is in desperate need of help!
If you elect to participate in our foster program; first, the prospective foster must complete an application. Volunteers from EHR will review the application and conducted an interview, and we may also perform a home visit. Foster homes are asked only to provide the animal with love and care, make sure veterinary care is supplied by one of our approved vets (EHR covers the cost), and bring the dog to adoption events.
Once your home has been approved, you will be contacted periodically and asked to foster a pet in need. Your choice! Your decision! Sometimes you'll have the pet a week or two. Other times, you'll have your faithful friend there for a few months. Once your foster pet has been adopted, you can either move right on to the next one, or take a break in between!
So many animals are given up for varying reasons; without the Foster Program, many of these loving pets would be euthanized. Please help them by becoming the link between their old life and their new. We supply the dogs, you supply the love!